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Muslim Feminist Declaration Blacklisted by Western Feminists

A historic convention in Seneca Falls for the rights of Muslim women is being studiously ignored by their western sisters.
By Gil Ronen
First Publish: 6/11/2014, 1:23 PM

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A historic convention that is to be held in the United States for the rights of Muslim women is being studiously ignored by western feminists.

A group of Muslim women, led by attorney Nadia Shahram, will hold a convention in Seneca Falls to issue a “Declaration of the Equalities for Muslim Women" on July 18-19. The genderist establishment appears to be purposely sweeping the event under the rug, however, and only Arutz Sheva contributor Phyllis Chesler has written an article about it thus far, if Google search is to be trusted.

The venue is the same one in which, in 1848, American feminists including Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucretia Mott, and Susan B. Anthony launched their famous Declaration of Sentiments.

The Declaration of Equalities calls for the “right of self-determination for all women.” It demands “that women have the opportunity to gain permanent custody of children,” demands that women not be killed in the name of "honor" and that crimes against women should be swiftly prosecuted. It demands that women be allowed to gain access to an education, employment, gender-neutral inheritance, citizenship, and nationality rights.

It adds: “We insist that crimes such as stoning, burning, acid pouring, and mutilation not only be illegal and punishable, but the perpetrators be publicly prosecuted by the courts.”

Given the immense media clout wielded by the western genderist movement, and despite the horrific nature and scale of crimes against women in the Muslim world and the fact that they are often condoned by Muslim society and by imams, the phrase "Declaration of Equalities for Muslim Women" yields only four (4) results in a Google search. By contrast, the upcoming conference “Faces of Feminism: Strength in Diversity” by the mainstream-genderist NOW yields over 450 results.

None of the four major Sunni schools of Islamic jurisprudence or of the three major Shia schools of Islamic jurisprudence punishes a man for beating his wife. The Quran states that a man should strike his wife if she is becoming arrogant and does not respond to less serious measures (An-Nisa, 34).

A video of a woman being stripped naked and assaulted by a mob during mass celebrations marking the inauguration of new president Abdel Fatah al-Sisi sparked outrage in Egypt in recent days. The two-minute clip, filmed on Sunday night, shows dozens of men surrounding a bloodied and naked woman, identified by police as a 19-year-old student, as a police officer tries to intervene by waving his pistol in the air.

According to The Guardian, seven men have been arrested in connection with the incident. Women rights' groups said at least five more women were assaulted during the mass Sisi rally in Cairo's Tahrir Square. The incident occurred days after the government criminalized sexual harassment for the first time.